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Vital Radio 090 – Hour 2: Gareth Wyn

| March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Gareth Wyn is taking clubland by storm. Mixmag Future Hero, Cream Ibiza Resident, he’s part of the nu breed, and his unique style combined with the ability to read and interact with the crowd is fast earning him a reputation as one of the scene’s rising stars.

Gareth mastered his DJ skills at Cream in Liverpool, where he’s become a steadfast in the main room for the clubland institution, developing a huge following with the superclub’s faithful. He’s been recognised as Best Breakthrough DJ at the Mixmag Ibiza Dance Awards and 2010 sees him return to Ibiza with Cream bi-weekly resident at the mighty Amnesia.

Gareth’s production skills are also gaining serious recognition. As a DJ producer his appreciation transcends genre, signed to the legendary Maelstrom Records for his up tempo productions and the market leader Cr2 for his house output, he also releases more underground music on his own label Beat That.

A classically trained musician, Gareth writes, produces and engineers from his own studio and his demand as a remixer has exploded in the last 12 months. He’s worked on the last two Beyonce singles ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ and ‘Video Phone’ for Sony, as well as remixing Leona Lewis’ latest single for Simon Cowell’s Syco label. Add to that his huge remix of BT’s ‘Flaming June’, signed to Tiesto’s label Blackhole for a 2010 release, and remixes for The Gossip, Junkie XL and the house re-work for the huge DJ Mujava ‘Township Funk’.  Well, he’s here tonight, inside the Vital Radio Guestmix.

1. Gareth Wyn – Shine [0:00]
2. Sted-E & Hybrid Heights – En El Momento [5:58]
3. John Shelvin – Welcome to Paradise [10:22]
4. John Dahlback – Autumn [16:30]
5. Gareth Wyn – 707 [22:08]
6. Luventina – Nightshift (Nikola & Groovenatics) [27:42]
7. Janika Team – Make This Groove (Mark Mendez Main Room Mix) [32:07]
8. DJ Mujava – Township Funk (Gareth Wyn Remix) [36:38]
9. John Shelvin – Sparta [42:24]
10. Pegasus (White Label)
11. Gareth Wyn – Chrome


Remixing the Classics. New Spin, or Sacrilege?

| March 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Remixing the Classics. New Spin, or Sacrilege?

We really noticed this trend start to gather steam in 2008. Artists, inspired by past floor-fillers, take it upon themselves to update and modernize old classics. Sometimes it’s the original artists who revisit their past hits (M.I.K.E.’s continual reworks of Strange World and Universal Nation come to mind), sometimes reworks are done by up-and-comers looking to gain some momentum, and other times it’s done by artists who are looking to cross genres or revive their old favourites.

Check out the list of reworks compiled by myself and M2J after the jump!

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Vital Radio 089 – Hour 1: David Akermanis

| March 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

David Akermanis live at Kool Lounge in Toronto. This live set starts out techy, then whips into a full on big-bassline-house-frenzy!

Keep your eyes open for numerous originals and remixes from David over the coming months!, including his much anticipated single ‘Mind’s Eye’. Head over to his SoundCloud page to get a sneak preview!


Vital Radio 089 – Hour 2: Robert Gitelman

| March 20th, 2010 | No Comments »

DJ Robert Gitelman began his career at the age of 14. After 3 years he began his residency in one of the biggest clubs in Israel, the “Computer”.  Ever since, Robert has hit just about every club in Israel.

After huge success with a radio program on Isreal’s Radio 99 FM, “Phonokol” asked Robert to compile and mix his very own club trance compilation series called “Club99”.

Together with his recent production partner, Jaron Martinez, Robert produced the track “Dreaming about Paprika” which rocked every chart in the world and even found its way onto the “Love Parade” compilation.

Together with Jaron, Robert has produced under these name variations: G&M Project, 2Players, Robert Gitelman, Jaron Inc., Bamba Boys and DJ Robert & the Martinez Brothers – and Gitelman is back again on the Vital Radio guestmix tip!

1. Dj Offset – Groove With It
2. Dave Labbert – Disco Beat (Dean Newton Mix)
3. Dj Shog – I Finally Found (Martin Roth Remix)
4. Mat Zo – 24 Hours (Rank 1 Remx)
5. Dj Preach ft Matthew Ryan – Spark (Robert Burian Remix)
6. Karybdy & Scylla – Infinite Shores
7. Tilt – Angry  Skies (Tilt Re-Activation Mix)
8. Lewis Dodkins – Something Else
9. Marlo ft Em – Capture (Mike Koglin Remix)
10. Nic Chagall – Monday Bar (Sunset Remix)


Vital Radio 088 – Hour 1: Dj Endgame

| March 9th, 2010 | No Comments »

Endgame is the host of Vital Radio, a weekly program that features the best electronic musicians from all across the world.  Featuring brilliant exclusive mixes and engaging one-on-one interviews from the world’s top jocks, Vital Radio connects Toronto’s elite with the music they crave.

With the weather finally starting to warm up in the Northern Hemisphere, Dj Endgame looks back on some of the big house tunes that defined the summer vibe in years past.

Kick back, grab a drink and enjoy a light, groovy Vital Radio Resident Mix sure to keep your feet tapping.

1. U and K – The Year of the Monkey
2. Gwen Stefani – 4 in the Morning (Jaques Le Conte Remix)
3. Alcatraz – Give Me Love (Cedric Gervais Remix)
4. A-Lee feat Amanda Wilson – Gotta Let Go (Original Vocal Mix)
5. Morris & Minor – Is This the Groove (Ian Carey Remix)
6. David Guetta – The World Is Mine (Cedric Gervais 07 Remix)
7. Tiesto – In The Dark (Dirty South Mix)
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way (Rene Amesz Remix)
9. The Factory – Couldn’t Love You More (Fredde Le Grande Big Room Mix)
10. Thomas Penton – Midnight Freak


Vital Radio 088 – Hour 2: Dj Danjo

| March 9th, 2010 | No Comments »

Brand new productions and interesting collaborations are in the pipeline for the Dutch Trance maestro, and as a DJ, he has made a name for himself with his biggest and most prestigious gig to date in March 2009; opening on the High Contrast Stage at the legendary Trance Energy event (with more than 35.000 visitors!).

It should be quite clear that there is another Dutch star ready to rock the stages. Supported by all major artists in the scene, 2010 is certainly set to be a good year for Danjo – Tonight’s Vital Radio Guest.

1. Mike Shiver vs. Matias Lehtola – Snooze (Original Mix)
2. Embliss – Beverly Drive (Original Mix)
3. Daniel Portman – Baaly (Original Mix)
4. Estiva – Dalmatia
5. Andy Duguid – DejaVoodoo (Original Mix)
6. M.I.K.E. Presents Plastic Boy – Chocolate Infusion
7. Danjo & JPL – Ages (Danjo Mix)
8. Daniel Wanrooy – Pretoria (Original Mix)
9. ID-ID [CDR]
10. DJ Eco – And We Flew Away
11. Roger Shah & Signum – Healesville Sanctuary (Signum Mix)


Vital Radio 087 – Hour 2: Seamus Haji

| March 1st, 2010 | 3 Comments »

There is a distinct possibility that the name Seamus Haji may already be familiar to you. One of the most creative and technically gifted house DJ’s of our time and to say that he has many more strings to his bow is a complete understatement.

Seamus began his DJing career at the tender age of 16 with a London soundsystem playing a mixture of early House, Soul and Hip Hop. With a barrel-full of drive, enthusiasm and determination he went on to secure his first residency at The Satellite and later took on regular guest spots atMOS, Garage City, Release The Pressure, Hard Times and Back To Basics.

Musically his strength is his diversity playing as comfortably alongside, for example, Kenny Dope as Murk. And his sets are now known for the wealth of his own productions and remixes as well as more than a smattering of trickery on the Pioneer CDJ1000’s (for which he is an official ambassador).

Seamus Haji has become synonymous with quality, his DJ sets are nearing legendary, he’s a technical wizard and his productions are phenomenal. Champion remixer, chart-topping producer and unstoppable DJ. Tonight’s Vital Radio Guest is Seamus Haji.

1. Janet Jackson – Make Me (Seamus Haji Edit)
2. Joey Negro & Sunburst Band – I’ll Be There For You (Kaje Trackheadz Mix)
3. Deepswing – In The Music 2010 (Adam K & Soha Vocal Mix)
4. Craig David – Shadows (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Remix)
5. Full Intention – I Will Follow (Full Intention Mix)
6. Seamus Haji v MK & Funkagenda – Good Times (Original)
7. Whelan & Di Scala – Big Apple
8. Undercover Lover – Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed (Thomas Gold)
9. Nick Bridges – Underneath My Skin (Original)
10. Romain Curtis & Filthy Rich – Javalaan (Filthy Rich Mix)
11. John Knight & Roland Clark – This Is House (Acappella)
12. Kaskade & Seamus Haji feat Haley – So Far Away (Original)
13. Seamus Haji v Dino Psaras feat Rudi – My Destiny (Seamus Haji Mix)


Vital Radio 086 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| March 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

M2J (Mahan Javadi) always brings something new to the table. Holding no musical boundaries, M2J spins a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Downtempo to House to Breaks and more. In addition, Mahan has gained quite a reputation for integrating rare and unreleased mash-ups and remixes of popular hip-hop and rock tracks into his sets.

The intent is to always keep crowds guessing and excited. Flowing from style to style, his DJ sets revolves around music, rather than specific genres. Listeners experience and discover something new each time as it is mixed in with music they are already familiar with. These connections provide a set off point for exploring and noticing new types of music.

1. Toecutter – Best Party Ever (Jordan Light Year & Jimmy 2 Sox Remix)
2. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (TLGB Remix)
3. Strip Steve – Breakin’ (Original Mix)
4. wreckx n effect – Donk Shaker (Disco Fries Remix)
5. The Body Snatchers – Big Ass Mini Skirt (Original Mix)
6. Maestro Fresh Wes – Heat Seekaz (Myagi Remix)
7. Big Bang Breaks – Funky Town (Original Mix)
8. Crisp Biscuit – Apache (Original Mix)
9. Fatboy Slim – Star 69 (Rogue Element Remix)
10. Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Stanton Warriors Remix)
11. Dylan Rhymes – Muzika (Rogue Element Remix)
12. DJ Sneak, Herve – Droppin Kisses (Herve Club Mix)
13. Far Too Loud – Dancefloor Destroyer (Original Mix)


Vital Radio 086 – Hour 2: Shik Stylko

| March 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

Shik Stylko are Sebastian Krieg and Roman Freihoff who have worked together as friends for more then ten years now. Beginning with bookings and regular gigs in the OM Dance Hall (Heilbronn/Germany), they later on spun with: Masters at Work, Dj Pierre, Ian Pooley and Erik Rug in the M1 Club located in Stuttgart.

During this time Sebastian already was djing as resident artist. Due to his enthusiastic work the club became one of the most respected house locations in the region and the two musicians to well asked for djs with gigs in e.g. Berlin clubs like the Sage, WMF or the E-Werk, the Tiefenrausch in Cologne or the Loft in Ludwighshafen, but also in numerous European festivals and recently in Miami.

Besides DJing, working in the studio caught their interest more over the time. Sebastians remixes for Dannii Minogue, Future Funk or J.C.A. as well as Romans versions for tracks of Darryl Pandy were just the starting point for their upcoming releases.

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Vital Radio 085 – Hour 1: David Akermanis

| March 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

David gets all housey this month on Vital Radio in anticipation of a GREAT guestmix from Steven Quarre. This month’s Vital Radio mix features the Colorless Remix of Hoping Tonight, his single featuring Marcie, as well as some killer house tracks from Morgan Page, Vision Factory, and Incognet.

Keep your eyes open for numerous originals and remixes from David over the coming months!, including his much anticipated single ‘Mind’s Eye’. Head over to his SoundCloud page to get a sneak preview!

1. Tim Green (TG) – Lone Time (Original Mix)
2. Vas Floyd – I Am One (Daniel Kyo Remix)
3. Thomas Gold – The Button (Original Dub Mix)
4. Simon Gain – Music Behavior (Original Mix)
5. David Akermanis ft. Marcie – Hoping Tonight (Colorless Remix)
6. Vision Factory – Music Brings You Back ft. Nina Hall (Original Mix)
7. Morgan Page – Strange Condition (Inpetto Vocal Mix)
8. Incognet – My Side (Incognet Favorite Remix)
9. Solarity – Diophantine (Original Mix)
10. Wilson, Ingram & Smallwood – Koko (Original Mix)